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Matthew Rosen, PhD

Matthew Rosen, PhD

POSTPONED: Low-Cost, High-Performance Millitesla MRI


February 16, 2015, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Matthew Rosen, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Harvard University


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, R3012
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a powerful technology that provides a unique window onto the structure and the function of the body, with high resolution, speed, and biological contrast. These high-magnetic-field systems—on the order of one tesla—involve large, heavy, fragile, and expensive equipment. In this seminar, Dr. Rosen will discuss his laboratory’s recent results with millitesla MRI. These results establish a proof of principle of high-performance, robust, and potentially clinically relevant low-field imaging techniques and technologies—and may open doors to transformational and revolutionary robust transportable applications of MRI.

Please Note: This seminar has been postponed due to weather conditions in Boston.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Rosen is a senior research scientist in the Department of Physics at Harvard University, an instructor in radiology at Harvard Medical School, and an assistant in biomedical engineering at the Low Field MRI and Hyperpolarized Media Laboratory at the MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. He was previously a senior research scientist in atomic and molecular physics at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and a research scholar in physics at Harvard University. Dr. Rosen is a member of the Neuroimaging Working Group of the USAMRMC Combat Casualty Care Research Program. He is a recipient of the University of Michigan Inventor Award for his invention of 129Xe brain MRI and was a nominee for the World Technology Award for his development of 3H lung MRI.

Additional Details

This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD.

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